What does 2014 have in store for disabled people?

As the year of 2013 draws to a close, it is time to think about 2014 and consider what it has in store for disabled people on a political level, and I am not sure there is much good news here. While I have, as always, high hopes for my own situation in the coming … Continue reading What does 2014 have in store for disabled people?

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This year, I got myself a voice

2013 has been great year for me and I believe most years have pushed me forward in my life in one way or another. If this year was going to be defined in terms of having a theme, a goal that has been achieved, it would the fact that I had got myself a voice … Continue reading This year, I got myself a voice

Taking the Wow Out of Disability

On Thursday many disability activists across the country will be celebrating the fact that the 'Wow Petition', a government e-petition, will have reached the necessary 100,000 signatures to be debated in parliament. They will regard this as an important message to the government from the British public that they will not tolerate the alleged cuts … Continue reading Taking the Wow Out of Disability

What Is the Future for Independent Living?

I grew up both understanding and benefiting from the concept known as 'independent living' although as we roll further into the 21st Century, I wonder if the concept has lost its way and what is its future? Within an different era, where so many disabled people were segregated in various types of residential care settings, … Continue reading What Is the Future for Independent Living?